City Life

A guide to Forward Madison FC supporters’ groups

The ‘Flock End’ at Breese Stevens Field is full of birds of all feathers, and that’s exactly the point.

The ‘Flock End’ at Breese Stevens Field is full of birds of all feathers, and that’s exactly the point.

A food, drink and celebration guide to Madison Game Days

Game Day is finally back, so here are some ideas of where to go to get in the spirit.

One year ago, we could only imagine to hear the echoes of fans decked in cardinal red and white cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium, but now the game day experience is back.

American Provenance experiments with success

From middle school science project to thriving e-commerce company, American Provenance sticks to the formula.

From middle school science project to thriving e-commerce company, American Provenance sticks to the formula.

‘My escape’: Why fishermen frequent Lake Monona

There is something about Lake Monona that reels in Wilkerson and a whole line of fishers from all over Wisconsin.

There is something about Lake Monona that reels in Wilkerson and a whole line of fishers from all over Wisconsin.

11 places to enjoy the weather and picnic in Madison

This time may mark the final stretch of summer, but the sun is still shining and the city has a number of family-friendly parks to visit.

This time may mark the final stretch of summer, but the sun is still shining and the city has a number of family-friendly parks to visit.

Seeing stars in the Madison area

It’s time to stop looking down at your phone and look up at the stars.

It’s time to stop looking down at your phone and look up at the stars. Join in on something that welcomes everyone from amateurs to aficionados, and requires little more than clear skies and a curiosity for what’s out there.

7 places to stargaze around Madison

Light pollution is a hindrance to stargazing in Madison, but here are a few spots in the area where you can set up camp for a night of observing.

Light pollution is a hindrance to stargazing in Madison, but here are a few spots in the area where you can set up camp for a night of observing.

We can do more

As the country grapples with a racial reckoning, local activists, organizers and officials weigh in on Madison’s documented disparities and what criminal justice reform could mean here.

As the country grapples with a racial reckoning, local activists, organizers and officials weigh in on Madison’s documented disparities and what criminal justice reform could mean here.

Meet Forward Madison FC's new coach, Carl Craig

Forward Madison FC’s new coach is a free-thinking Englishman with a punk rock past and a bent for inclusivity.

Forward Madison FC’s new coach is a free-thinking Englishman with a punk rock past and a bent for inclusivity.

Dr. Kai Shiu is a friend to pets and vets

Veterinary oncologist Dr. Kai Shiu’s family expected him to be a physician like the rest of them, but his love for animals won out.

Veterinary oncologist Dr. Kai Shiu’s family expected him to be a physician like the rest of them, but his love for animals won out.

The Amys: Call for Award Nominations

Madison Magazine partners with Mike Gannon to spotlight and award local women in honor of Amy and Jocelyn Gannon

Madison Magazine partners with Mike Gannon to spotlight and award local women in honor of Amy and Jocelyn Gannon

Best of Madison 2021 Winners

When 2020 handed out lemons, they gave us their best.

When 2020 handed out lemons, this year's winners gave us their best. This year we honor 458 businesses in our readers’ poll and 13 awards from our editors.

2021 Best of Madison Editors' Picks

Our editorial team picked some businesses, initiatives and people that have stood out over the past year.

Our editorial team, comprised of editor Andrea Behling and associate editors Maggie Ginsberg and Maija Inveiss, picked some businesses, initiatives and people that have stood out over the past year.

What is the scientific value of a hug?

UW–Madison expert, professor and researcher Dr. Paula Niedenthal breaks down the emotions behind physical embrace.

We ask Dr. Paula Niedenthal questions about the impact of COVID-19 quarantines on our health, the power of touch and more.